Palestinians Pay Heavy Price for Intifada

(BBC) Barbara Plett - Four years after the eruption of the al-Aqsa intifada, the dominant mood among Palestinians is one of defeat. This is registered not only in enormous human and material losses. It is seen in the progressive collapse of the Palestinian Authority as a central governing body, replaced on the ground by local and increasingly unaccountable militias. The violence continues, but there is a question of whether the intifada any longer exists as a genuinely national uprising.

2004-09-29 00:00:00

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